Spain to Recognize Palestine on 28 May

Wed May 22 2024
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MADRID: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has just announced that his nation is going to recognize the state of Palestine on 28 May. He made the announcement during a speech at the parliament on Wednesday. The new development comes as fellow EU member Ireland is also likely to announce its recognition plans today. Similarly, Malta and Slovenia have hinted in recent weeks that they plan to make the recognition of Palestine, possibly in a coordinated announcement, saying a two-state solution is essential for long term peace in the region. Since 1988, around 139 out of 193 UN member nations have recognized Palestinian statehood.

The Irish government stated that the recognition would support a two-state solution and complement peace efforts. The Irish government stated that the prime minister and foreign minister would speak to the media on Wednesday.

Gaza Health Ministry said that more than 35,647 people including mostly women and children have been killed in Gaza since October 7. It added that more than 79,852 people wounded in Israeli strikes on Gaza.

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